Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3

Satansbraten (Satan’s Brew). 1976. Germany. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In German; English subtitles. 112 min.

With Kurt Raab, Margit Carstensen, Helen Vita, Volker Spengler, Ingrid Caven, Marquard Bohm. A formerly successful and left-leaning writer, now strapped for cash and in the middle of a creative crisis, starts to impersonate German poet Stefan George, increasingly assuming the latter’s identity. Fassbinder himself described Satan’s Brew as “an aspect of myself, exaggerated into the grotesque.”

This film accompanies Christoph Schlingensief.